Tax Preparation, Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Tax Preparation Certificate, students will demonstrate skills, knowledge, and training for entry level positions to assist tax preparers and interviewers. The student completing this program will have demonstrated his or her ability to accurately fill in detailed data sheets to help in the preparation of tax returns by gathering information from client interviews, collecting copies of previous tax returns, wage statements, interest and dividend summaries, and other tax records.

Minimum Units Required: 30

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

BUS 001A

Principles of Accounting

5

Electives

See Below

6

Second Semester

BUS 001B

Principles of Accounting

5

BUS 003

Financial Accounting

5

BUS 011

Income Tax Procedures

3

BUS 081

California Income Tax Preparation

1

Third Semester

BUS 004

Managerial Accounting

5

Electives:

(minimum of 6 units from the following)

BUS 020

Introduction to Business

3

BUS 018A

Business Law

3

 

or

 

BUS 019

Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 026

Economics of Business

3

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

BUS 015

Computer Spreadsheets for Accounting

2

BIM 031

Electronic Calculation

3

 

or

 

BIM 032A

Beginning Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032B

Intermediate Office Calculation

1

 

and

 

BIM 032C

Advanced Office Calculation

1

BUS 082A

Business Mathematics

3

 

and

 

BUS 082B

Business Mathematics

3

Minimum Units 30